Similar to the WebM video format, WebP is a new image format being pushed by Google for delivering high quality images with smaller file sizes on the web. While you may never have come across a WebP image in the wild odds are you will eventually. When you finally do you may also need to convert that image to a more… ‘standard’ format. Here is how you can quickly convert a WebP image to the PNG format.
Assuming you’re on a Debian based distribution you’ll need to start by installing the WebP library as follows:
sudo apt install webp
With that out of the way you should have everything you need to easily convert the image. The
webp install comes with a utility called
dwebp which is a WebP “decoder”. You can use this to convert the image to PNG (or other formats) by using a command similar to this:
dwebp toConvert.webp -o toSave.png
Nice and easy!
no help whatsoever “cannot open input file ‘toConvert.webp’ is what I got for my trouble.
Works well. To the guy “Kato cato” above, I bet you forgot the “-o” part of the command. I know that since that’s actually what I did first-time-round also and got the same message.